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Qasr al-Kharrana

Route 40, Amman, Jordan
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Private Tour: Desert Castle Tour of Eastern Jordan from Amman
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“desert castles” (29 reviews)
“two stories” (2 reviews)
“ancient inn” (2 reviews)
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Route 40, Amman, Jordan
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"desert castles"
in 29 reviews
"two stories"
in 2 reviews
"ancient inn"
in 2 reviews
"big square"
in 2 reviews
"islamic architecture"
in 2 reviews
"tour buses"
in 2 reviews
"ticket office"
in 2 reviews
"amazing structure"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 6 reviews
"fort"
in 7 reviews
"route"
in 9 reviews
"imposing"
in 6 reviews
"loop"
in 3 reviews
"damascus"
in 3 reviews
"graffiti"
in 2 reviews
"restoration"
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"site"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I felt it was worth going out to the desert to tour a few castles. I mostly liked the stark exterior - with no tourists and no plants around. Exploring the inside made me feel like an explorer, but it made me feel like no...More

Thank TravelDreams
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This "Desert castle" stands up 65 km far from Amman, on the road that goes to east, towards iraqi borders. Very isolated in a dry plane, its state of conservation is very good. Few tourists here, you can visit it for your own for a...More

Thank Luca C
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

This castle is actually pretty well maintained and you can walk through it. It is located quite a drive from Amman but combined with another site, it is worth the visit. We stayed in Jordan for 8 days and this was easily achieved, if you...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

We spent about 1/2 day driving throughout the desert and hit 3 different ruins. This was most interesting but still didn't seem like a must do unless you have an extra 1/2 day. Worth noting, we were there in April and we were the only...More

Thank EricC883
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

You will definitely need a car to get there, so make this castle part of a major visit to several other desert castles in the area. It is one of the biggest and best preserved castles in Jordan. Sadly no facilities or any touristic promotion...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Very interesting place, simple, original unimproved. To walk through the rooms you have to stop and let your eyes adjust before proceeding.

Thank glmeldo
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

The Qasr Kharranais supposedly a fort and a resthouse in the olden days for weary caravans; today it is a desert castle of sorts. There are several rooms that can be explored and the castle is in a rectangular layout. The windows design from the...More

Thank CorporateProphet
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

this palace is really huge with more than 60 rooms! It is well preserved and is really worth going there.

Thank Ahmad Q
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

The building is visible very far away: looks odd and enigmatic. It is interesting to visit in its intricate structure.

Thank mtlag0
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

While called a "castle," as the desert structures in this area are, this one actually looks like it could have been some kind of fortress from the outside. In actuality, while there is some controversy over the exact use of this interesting structure, scholars lean...More

Thank Gypsypirate49
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